"7-inch Armstrong Breech-loader." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Armstrong Breech-loader

"7-inch Armstrong Breech-loader." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Early breech-loader. C, pinfire cartridge; S, single grip." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Breech-loader

"Early breech-loader. C, pinfire cartridge; S, single grip." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Improved breech-loading action." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Breech-Loading

"Improved breech-loading action." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Central-fire cartridge." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Cartridge

"Central-fire cartridge." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Gun. A, breech; B, barrel; C, band; D, breech-block; E, butt; F, butt- or heel-plate; G, front sight or bead; H, guard- or trigger-plate; I, guard-bow; K, hammer; L, lock; M, peep-sight; N, N, pipes; O, pistol-grip; P, rear sight; Q, receiver; R, side-screws or -nails; S, S, stock; T, tip; U, trigger; V, wiping-rod." -Whitney, 1911

Parts of the Gun

"Gun. A, breech; B, barrel; C, band; D, breech-block; E, butt; F, butt- or heel-plate; G, front sight…

"Nordenfelt Machine Gun. 1-10, parts of frame; 11, breech plug; 12, striker; 13, extractor; 14, cartridge receiver; 15-18, 23-31, lock and trigger parts; 19-22, locking action; 32-35, loading action; 36-39, cartridge receiver; 40, cover; 41-44, parts of hand-lever; 45-49, traversing action; 50-55, elevating and trailing action; 56, 56, hopper and slide." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Machine Gun

"Nordenfelt Machine Gun. 1-10, parts of frame; 11, breech plug; 12, striker; 13, extractor; 14, cartridge…

"Nordenfelt Machine Gun." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Machine Gun

"Nordenfelt Machine Gun." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Martini breech action (closed)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Martini Breech

"Martini breech action (closed)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Martini breech action (open)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Martini Breech

"Martini breech action (open)." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893